I just got infected with "antispyware master" software and let me tell you it ain't pretty. Adaware and spybot do not even see it. somehow I got installed this spyware removal software and I think it was from some program I installed and it came packaged inside it. Anyway... This son of a ....... hijacked my browser and fed me popups then had the nerve to open itself and start scanning all the time bugging me relentlessly that my pc's infected and that I can pay to remove it by buying a subscription to their program. can't uninstall or kill the processes.
I installed ad-aware no good. spybot scanner didn't find it and their "freeze the registry" program did nothing but endlessly bug me that a rogue program is trying to modify the registry and I was pounded with popups about it as the spyware prgram kept creating new registry and spybot made new warnings...
This is some serious Shiit. Ad-aware and Spybot completely useless to this.
I ran a program called security task manager so I can remove the running processes and i get to a certain jklkhgj.ddl file that security task manager won't remove. Why? Because the spyware has installed as a driver and security task manager suggests it would be better that I purchase security task manager as the file may harm my computer and I would be better served by security task manager to remove "antispyware master"
well one not to give up I decided to surf the net to see what people say.
most posts out there recommend installing other security software that can remove it once you buy it.
DON"T click the link called "Download AntiSpywareMaster removal tool" that program wants you to pay right away and they will not help you. Nagging software.
I have been genuinely hijacked. Steve Gibsons? Help US!!!!
The funny thing is that some spyware removal software out there actually installs this crap on your computer to nag and scare you to death.
So I create this thread and hopefully find a solution.
option 1 - reformat - reinstall windows.
option 2 - install - super antispyware
super antispyware software stopped it from it's rain of terror....
they have a free for home version and it did the trick. let's hope these guys are legit and want to save the world from spyware.
I have to point out that "antispyware master" is still lurking on my system somehow according to security taskmanager's process viewer and I cannot locate the antispyware master directory or file it points to. It is not active in the process viewer but is always there when I reboot.
Spyware makers are winning.... get out your pocket books soon